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Economic Policy and Equity

Economic Policy and Equity »

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 May 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557757883.071

ISBN: 9781557757883

Keywords: income distribution, transition economies, income inequality, distribution of income, wage

This book brings together the views not only of policymakers and academics but also of religious leaders and labor leaders from around the world- including the 1998 Nobel Laureate in Economics, Amartya Sen - who pa...

Methodologies of Price Indices in Transition Countries1/

Methodologies of Price Indices in Transition Countries1/ »

Source: Methodologies of Price Indices in Transition Countries

Volume/Issue: 1995/106

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kimberly Zieschang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1995

ISBN: 9781451947113

Keywords: statistics, correlation, transition countries, survey, transition economies

Since late 1991, the IMF Statistics Department has conducted a program of technical assistance on consumer and producer price measurement and index compilation for the countries that have emerged from the former So...

Selected WTO Rules and Some Implications for Fund Policy Advice

Selected WTO Rules and Some Implications for Fund Policy Advice »

Source: Selected WTO Rules and Some Implications for Fund Policy Advice

Volume/Issue: 1996/23

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Thierry Buchs

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1996

ISBN: 9781451921113

Keywords: export subsidies, export performance, trade-related investment, trade-related investment measures, transition economies

The paper surveys six WTO agreements selected on the basis of their potential relevance for Fund-supported programs, namely Customs Valuation, Subsidies, Safeguards, Antidumping, Trade-Related Investment Measures,...

The Equilibrium Real Exchange Rate in a Commodity Exporting Country

The Equilibrium Real Exchange Rate in a Commodity Exporting Country »

Source: The Equilibrium Real Exchange Rate in a Commodity Exporting Country : The Case of Russia

Volume/Issue: 2003/93

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2003

ISBN: 9781451851670

Keywords: real exchange rate, Russia, exchange rate, oil prices, transition economies, exchange rate policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance,

Questions about external competitiveness, exchange rate misalignment, and the appropriate exchange rate policy feature prominently in the Russian policy debate. This paper furthers the debate by estimating empirica...

The IMF and Russia in the 1990's

The IMF and Russia in the 1990's »

Source: The IMF and Russia in the 1990's

Volume/Issue: 2004/155

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): John Odling-Smee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2004

ISBN: 9781451857344

Keywords: Economic transition, macroeconomic policy, Russia, inflation, monetary policy, monetary fund, fiscal policies, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook: General, Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies: General

This paper explains the IMF's impact on economic policies in Russia, focusing on where the IMF made a difference. The Russian economic and political leadership essentially determined economic policies. The IMF's in...

Performance Budgeting

Performance Budgeting »

Source: Performance Budgeting : Managing the Reform Process

Volume/Issue: 2003/33

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jack Diamond

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2003

ISBN: 9781451845204

Keywords: budget reform, emerging economies, budget management, budget office, budget systems, budget system, Macroeconomic - Aspects of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy, and General Outlook, Analysis of Collective Decision-Making

This paper reviews the role of accounting in budget system reform from the perspective of emerging economies who wish to adopt the OECD's performance budgeting reforms. While many OECD countries, pursuing the refor...

From Program to Performance Budgeting

From Program to Performance Budgeting »

Source: From Program to Performance Budgeting : The Challenge for Emerging Market Economies

Volume/Issue: 2003/169

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jack Diamond

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 September 2003

ISBN: 9781451858365

Keywords: budget reform, budget management, budget process, accrual accounting, output budgeting, Macroeconomic - Aspects of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy, and General Outlook, Analysis of Collective Decision-Making, Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies,

Many emerging market economies are trying to improve their budget processes and move to performance-based budgeting. This paper first reviews the evolution of the "new" performance budgeting model, increasingly bei...

The New Russian Budget System

The New Russian Budget System »

Source: The New Russian Budget System : A Critical Assessment and Future Reform Agenda

Volume/Issue: 2002/21

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jack Diamond

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2002

ISBN: 9781451843927

Keywords: Budget System Law, budget reform, Russia, expenditure, budget code, expenditures, budget execution, budget system, Macroeconomic - Aspects Of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy

This paper documents the main elements of the new budget system established in the Russian Federation through its revised budget system law, or the Budget Code, of 2000. It critically examines the budget preparatio...

Financial Reform

Financial Reform »

Source: Financial Reform : What Shakes it? What Shapes it?

Volume/Issue: 2003/70

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ashoka Mody , and Abdul Abiad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2003

ISBN: 9781451849172

Keywords: status quo bias, financial liberalization, financial sector, banking crises, recession, Capitalist Systems: Planning, Coordination, and Reform, Capitalist Systems: Political Economy, Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions: Financial Economics

Despite stops, gaps, and reversals, financial reforms advanced worldwide in the last quarter century. Using a new index of financial liberalization, we conclude that influential events shook the status quo, inducin...

Comments: Alicia H. Munnell

Comments: Alicia H. Munnell »

Source: Economic Policy and Equity

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 May 1999

ISBN: 9781557757883

Keywords: income distribution, transition economies, income inequality, distribution of income, wage

Amartya Sen has written a sweeping overview as an introduction to this important Conference on Economic Policy and Equity. Although the conference organizers framed the issues in terms of the inequality of i...